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Andy Kelso

 
Bio:
Andy Kelso is thrilled to be playing Charlie after originating the role of Harry in Kinky Boots. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sky). National tour: Wicked (Fiyero). Regional: Rent, Two Rooms, Jacques Brel..., The Drawer Boy, Fiddler on the Roof. Film/TV: The Producers, “Thank You...Next.” Andy ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 25

Bio:
Andy Kelso is thrilled to be playing Charlie after originating the role of Harry in Kinky Boots. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sky). National tour: Wicked (Fiyero). Regional: Rent, Two Rooms, Jacques Brel..., The Drawer Boy, Fiddler on the Roof. Film/TV: The Producers, “Thank You...Next.” Andy ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Harry
Ensemble
Charlie Price [Replacement]
Charlie Price [Replacement]
Charlie Price [Replacement]
Charlie Price (Understudy)
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Fiyero [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Sky [Replacement]

Photos

Karen Murphy, Ray DeMattis, Kristy Catres, Cole Burden, Andy Kelso, Evy Ortiz, Madeli Photo

Karen Murphy, Ray DeMattis, Kristy Catres, Cole Burden, Andy Kelso, Evy Ortiz, Madeline Trumble, David Michael Bevis, Ashley Blanchet, Wade McCollum and Sam Balzac

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09/29/2019
Andy Kelso and Evy Ortiz Photo

Andy Kelso and Evy Ortiz

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09/29/2019
Andy Kelso and Evy Ortiz Photo

Andy Kelso and Evy Ortiz

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09/29/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Harry

Ensemble

Charlie Price [Replacement]

Charlie Price [Replacement]

Charlie Price [Replacement]

Charlie Price (Understudy)

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Fiyero [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Sky [Replacement]

Andy Kelso Biography

Andy Kelso is thrilled to be playing Charlie after originating the role of Harry in Kinky Boots. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Sky). National tour: Wicked (Fiyero). Regional: Rent, Two Rooms, Jacques Brel..., The Drawer Boy, Fiddler on the Roof. Film/TV: The Producers, “Thank You...Next.” Andy is originally from Denver and studied acting at the University of Northern Colorado. Thanks to the Kinky team, my teachers, my family and my Sheila. Proud member of AEA. www.andykelso.com





Andy Kelso News

VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Best Unite for Emotional, Gender-Bending, BROADWAY BACKWARDS- Watch Now!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 3, 2021

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn't matter but love does, made its virtual premiere earlier this week with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen. The stream will be available on demand through 11:59pm tonight, April 3.

Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center Photo Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS Breaks Record, Raising $749,555 for BC/EFA and The Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021

The virtual edition of Broadway Backwards delivered an emotional and exuberant evening of performances and raised a record $749,555 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWAR Photo Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess and More Join Virtual BROADWAY BACKWARDS - Full Cast Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn’t matter but love does, is set to make its virtual premiere this Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with special appeals from Chasten Buttigieg, Ariana DeBose, Debra Messing, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Shalhoub and Ben Vereen.

BWW Review: I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN Still Packs a Punch at 54 Below Photo BWW Review: I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN Still Packs a Punch at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2020

The popular concert series created by Alexandra Silber recently had its third installment and it was so good that people are already making plans to see episodes four and five, later this year.

Photo Flash: Amanda Jane Cooper, Noah Galvin And More Star In I WISH: THE ROLES THAT  Photo Photo Flash: Amanda Jane Cooper, Noah Galvin And More Star In I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2020

This past Monday, February 3rd, I WISH: The Roles That Could Have Been, returned to Feinstein's/54 Below, with another sold out crowd!

Ben Cameron, Hayley Podschun and More Join I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN at  Photo Ben Cameron, Hayley Podschun and More Join I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2020

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on February 3, 2020, at 9:30pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by. For actors those come in the shape and form of roles-whether they're grown up and become too old for that child star turn, to the soprano never being considered for the baritone lead, everyone has a song in their heart that they'll likely never get to see come to fruition with a crowd and in lights.

Alexandra Silber's I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN Returns to Feinstein's/54 B Photo Alexandra Silber's I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with Noah Galvin and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on February 3, 2020, at 9:30pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by. For actors those come in the shape and form of roles-whether they're grown up and become too old for that child star turn, to the soprano never being considered for the baritone lead, everyone has a song in their heart that they'll likely never get to see come to fruition with a crowd and in lights.

BWW Review: The York Serves Up Vintage Cole Porter With FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN Photo BWW Review: The York Serves Up Vintage Cole Porter With FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
by Michael Dale - Oct 5, 2019

Say what you will about ANYTHING GOES and KISS, ME KATE, but for this musical theatre lover, there's no finer Cole Porter score than the one he whipped up for the 1929 hit, Fifty Million Frenchmen.

Photo Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Presents FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN Photo Photo Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Presents FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 30, 2019

Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.

Photo Flash: First Look at The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Presentation  Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Presentation of FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2019

Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.

Andy Kelso Videos

BWW TV: KINKY BOOTS Alumni Reunite for an Epic 'Take What You Got' VideoBWW TV: KINKY BOOTS Alumni Reunite for an Epic 'Take What You Got'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2019

As Kinky Boots prepares to take its final Broadway bow on Sunday, April 7, some of the cast got together to perform an epic version of 'Take What You Got.' Arranged by past Harry, Jake Odmark, the song features the only three other actors to play the role on Broadway- Andy Kelso (Opening-2014), Ross Lekites (2016-2017) and Corey Mach (2017-Closing). Watch below as they are joined by Sammy Merendino, Robert Morris, Mason Ingram, and Will Van Dyke for the ultimate dressing room jam session!

VIDEO: Brendon Urie Takes Final KINKY BOOTS Bow VideoVIDEO: Brendon Urie Takes Final KINKY BOOTS Bow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie has taken his final bow as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots. The rock singer made his Broadway debut in early June and played a ten week run of sold out shows. Check out his final bow in the video below!

VIDEO: Say Yeah and Watch Highlights from TDF's Salute to KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On Monday March 20, TDF honored the entire production of Kinky Boots with a one-night-only concert TDF HONORS KINKY BOOTS to raise funds for TDF's access and education programs.  Composer Cyndi Lauper and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell welcomed the crowd followed by performances by the show's original stars Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford and Stark Sands, former "Lolas" Todrick Hall and Alan Mingo, Jr.; former "Lauren"  Jeanna de Waal, former "Charlie" Andy Kelso, the entire current Broadway cast and "Angels' from previous casts. 

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Cast Bids Farewell to Long-Running Charlie, Andy Kelso
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 10, 2016

Over the weekend the Broadway company of KINKY BOOTS bid farewell to original cast member, and long-time Charlie Price, Andy Kelso. After beginning with the production in the original reading, Kelso went on to originate the role of Harry in the 2013 Tony-winning Best Musical.

STAGE TUBE: Wayne Brady Takes KINKY BOOTS Audience Suggestions for Free-Style Rap at Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2015

Wayne Brady recently surprised the KINKY BOOTS audience once again with a special rap during curtain call, based on word suggestions for the audience- and all to benefit BC/EFA. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: KINKY BOOTS Cast Sings 'God Bless America' at Mets Game!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2015

The Kinky Boots cast headed to Citi Field on Monday , September 21 to perform an acapella rendition of 'God Bless America' at the beginning of the New York Mets vs. the Atlanta Braves. Check out the full song below!

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Shares Touching Speech on PRIDE Following KINKY BOOTS Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Broadway's celebration of the SCOTUS ruling to legalize gay marriage ranged from in-depth Facebook posts to public speeches. Following Friday night's performance, KINKY BOOTS star Billy Porter took center stage to address the crowd and share what the ruling means to him personally. Check out the full video below!

BWW TV: KINKY BOOTS' Mia Gentile Belts It Out at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including Kinky Boots' Mia Gentile, who performed 'The History of Wrong Guys'!

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Launches New Promo Campaign for Second Year on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, celebrated two-year anniversary on Broadway on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, opened to rave reviews on April 4, 2013, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St), where it's played 835 performances for over a million people... and counting! KINKY BOOTS just launched a new ad campaign for year two -- scroll down to watch the new promo video, plus check out two new ads and pics from the photo shoot!

STAGE TUBE: Iain Armitage Explains Why Kids Love KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2015

The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots is still bringing audiences to their feet nightly at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The show has enlisted the help of Broadway's favorite pint-sized critic, Iain Armitage, to spread the message of the musical to kids everywhere. Check out what he and some of the show's tiniest guests had to say below!


Andy Kelso Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Andy Kelso been in?
Andy Kelso has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Andy Kelso been in?
Andy Kelso has not appeared in the West End